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Today we piled into a van and traveled to a place outside of Bydgoszcz to check out some soils. We spent the morning characterizing a soil pit that had multiple buried E and B horizons, due to the area’s history …

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Today the group got to sit back and enjoy the city of Bydgoszcz pretty well I think.  I went into an old church and looked at all the work that was put into this building that was made into something …

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We went and seen the Vistula river. The Vistula is the longest and largest river in Poland at 651 miles long. We were looking at alluvial deposits in the floodplain of the river. We walked out into a field and …

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Everyone got to see a soil pit today. It was nice to see everyone interacting while we determined aspects of the soil profile. We determined the horizons, depth of horizons, structure, texture, color, percent coarse fragments, pH, boundary, and special …

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Thursday, yay!

Today seemed like a really long day, but in reality we got done pretty early. This morning we took a big blue vehicle to what seemed like a pretty residential area. We got out by a playground and started our …

 

Green fields

You sit and think of how you might describe some of the things you see to people back home, but you come to realize again that it’s just one of those things you wont understand unless you see for yourself. …

 

The Soils And Views Only in Poland

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 “On top of the hill”   When we first show up to our class room today, both instructors say lets go.  So we all pile in a mini bus and off we went.  i believe we went south of Bydgoszcz …

 

Field Day

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Today we started our class in a different building, which we actually found without trouble. At first we thought it was a NATO base due to the security and the, uh, jet airplane sitting behind the building. We made it …

 

Soils Lab Day

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Monday was our first day of classes, and week 1 is “soil week”. I couldn’t be more excited. We were led into the classroom building, an old Benedictine monastery. The labs are so neat and organized! There are paintings of …

 

Into the woods.

Today we went to the Lesnictwo Biale Blota park and walked through a beautiful forest.  I’ve seen a lot of different forests but this one was very neat and unique in its own way.  I also learned a lot in …

 

OH MY GOD

So today we are trying to pick places to go on our three day weekends.  This is turning into a nightmare to try and figure out.  Its either too expensive to get there or its just to far or to …

 

fun. fun. fun.

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Well today we learned more about soil and went to a nursery called Lesnictwo Biale Blota here in Bydgoszcz.  This university that we are at have a research program studying soil mites. Today during lecture we got to actually see …

 

One more for the books.

Four days in now and I have seen things I never thought I would have seen in my life.  This culture and the history behind it is a very humbling experience.  I wish that everyone had the opportunity to do …

 

The bus to nowhere

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We had an amazing time in soil science and learned about the pH, different horizons, texture and the structure by looking and experimenting with the soil. After a great time in soil we decided to go to a bigger mall …

 

Crazy Adventure

We had a crazy adventure on the bus ride from the mall to the dorms. We left school and walked to the mall to take a look around. After looking at the mall for an hour and a half, everyone …

 

the picture that saved the day

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This picture alone saved the day for us.  It was an amazing trip all around Bydgoszcz on the busses.  But we had no idea where we were going.  We thought it was just a few stops up ahed from where …

 

Tuesday, the day we got lost…

The title to this blog gets straight to the point on what happened Tuesday. We thought taking the bus would be such faster and better way to get back to the dorm and boy did we thought wrong. It was …

 

The picture and bus driver that saved us

On Tuesday it was as typical day in class where we measured solid density and texture. We did calculations and completed a whole packet that dealt with chemistry within the soil and dirt. After it being a long day and …

 

Public Transportation

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I think all our students are native Texans. Some of them have experience with public transit in Austin and Dallas, and I am fairly confident about getting around on city buses in Portland, ME and on Boston’s T. Since arriving in …

 

Food

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When the plane finally landed in Warsaw I was excited we had arrived in Poland. We took a long trip and we could finally start a new adventure. We got in a cab that could only seat six so we …

 

hello

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It’s day four and I still can’t get over the fact that I am here in Bydgoszcz, Poland. I never thought that I would study abroad with such a great group of people. I am super excited to explore the …